Organizations and Websites of Interest
The Mary Elizabeth Braddon Association (MEBA) had its official inauguration in July 2013 at the Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 6th annual meeting in London. Founded by Anna Brecke (University of Rhode Island) and Dr. Janine Hatter (University of Hull), MEBA offers a forum for Braddon studies and its website provides students, scholars, and general lovers of Braddon a rich on-line resource. The site (hosted by Victorian Secrets’s Catherine Pope, with Madeline Seys from the University of Adelaide managing its social media) includes tabs for Braddon’s biography, upcoming conference and symposia announcements, and an extensive bibliography with many primary and secondary sources, embedded links to e-texts, and a link to the Tasmania Archive and Heritage Office, a central archive for Braddon’s papers and working manuscripts, that can be searched on-line. Read-along-blogs and twitter feeds encourage active audience engagement and collaboration. Future plans by the MEBA include a summer 2015 celebration in London for the centenary of Braddon’s death. To stay up-to-date, join the MEBA’s mailing list by writing firstname.lastname@example.org, follow on Twitter with @braddoninfo, and access the Association’s homepage by going to http://maryelizabethbraddon.com/ .